News
TAX RATE FOR 2019: $0.345/$100
On September 24, 2019 the Board of Directors for Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 81 approved the following tax rate for 2019:
Total Tax Rate (per $100 of appraised value):
$0.345
This rate is applied as follows:
Maintenance and Operations:
$0.161
Debt Service:
$0.184
While the overall tax rate remains the same as 2018, the above rates provide a reallocation of $0.016 from Debt Service to Maintenance and Operations. This small rate shift provides increased funds for repair, upgrade and maintenance of existing infrastructure. In mid-2019, the Board commissioned Jones and Carter, the District’s Consulting Engineers, to produce a five-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). This Plan provides a guide for suggested capital expenditures on equipment upgrades and overhauls, equipment and infrastructure replacement and overall facilities review. Using the CIP as a guide, the Board of Directors allocated $383,000 for capital improvements and special projects within the District in the 2019-2020 budget. Specific projects include the inspection and cleaning of sewer lines constructed in the 1980’s and recoating of various water tanks.

Board of Directors Elections
3 board positions are up for re-election next May.

MUD 81 Update – (July 2019)
Typically, this time of year Weston Lakes is hot and dry and water usage increases. The following are suggestions for water conservation and usage:
  • Water your lawn in the early morning or late evening.
  • Ensure sprinkler heads are not leaking and are watering your lawn, not the street.
  • Repair faucet and toilet leaks promptly.
The District is embarking on two major construction projects. A $4MM contract for expanding the wastewater treatment plant has been approved by the Board of Directors. Construction on the project should begin within the next 60 days. The second major project is the construction of an additional water plant. The initial phase of the project, constructing a well pad site and associated water detention area, has been completed. Solicitation for bids for the actual water plant construction should occur within the next 90 days. In addition, the District’s engineering consulting firm, Jones and Carter, has completed an initial “Capital Improvements Plan” for the existing facilities within the District. This plan will assist the Board in determining what infrastructure projects need to be considered over the next five years. .
The tax rate for the 2019-2020 fiscal year will be set by October 1, 2019. The budget, based on this tax rate, will be posted on this website in October 2019.

Water: What You Pay For
Have you wondered what services your water bill covers. The Alliance for Water Efficiency video provides some answers.

December 17
Board Meeting
January 28
Board Meeting
February 25
Board Meeting